Brad Gilbert in NY Times

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  1. ears

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  2. corncob3466

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    gilbert makes himself look a bit stupid in interviews sometimes. he tries to crack stupid little jokes that arent really funny. any body else ever notice that? cant argue with the mans success though.
     
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    A not so parallel universe...
    I fast-forward through him on videotape...
     
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  4. david aames

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    This is the best part:

     
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    Go to bugmenot.com if you are not registered with the New York Times and do not want to be, but want to read the article.
     
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    But the coaching went both ways. Gilbert credits Agassi with teaching him many things, including how to be nice. ''I could be a real jerk sometimes,'' Gilbert admits. ''And Andre would have none of it.'' Soon after asking Gilbert to be his coach, Agassi, who is endlessly polite, made it clear to Gilbert what he expected. ''When you ask for balls, you say 'please' and 'thank you,' '' Agassi told him. ''When you ask for a car, be grateful that you got one. Because you're not Brad Gilbert, the tennis player. You're Brad Gilbert coaching Andre Agassi, and you're here with me.''

    Agassi says that he learned early on how to tune Gilbert out when necessary. ''I developed a kind of filtering system that allowed me to keep all the great stuff he tells you and discard anything that wasn't useful to me,'' Agassi says. ''But there are a lot of players out there that Brad wouldn't be able to help. Some players would end up killing him.''

    Interesting stuff.
     
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  7. Chanchai

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    The confusion between rank and race (point race) arises in yet another article... :)

    That aside, interesting...

    The brief mention of Gilbert's tennis career did remind me of what John McEnroe said of Gilbert in his book: "Eeyore had nothing on this guy" (referring to how miserable Gilbert would be on the court, berating himself constantly)..... update: just realized they did mention it in the article, quoted it properly even, lol...

    Cute seeing both John and Brad nudge each other in their own books.

    -Chanchai
     
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